Broadcast Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)


The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique risks and challenges in almost all sectors around the globe, including the healthcare industry. Because of this, changes in the way that healthcare is delivered have also been significantly evident.

Fortunately, telehealth is at the forefront of remediating these issues. Telehealth systems have made it possible for healthcare organizations to provide virtual patient care and meet the increasing demands of today’s unique care needs while minimizing the risks of COVID-19 transmission.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help healthcare service providers understand the important aspects of this topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the growing role of telehealth amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Speakers will also offer best practices in maximizing the benefits of this emerging trend while ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

Some of the main topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Maximizing Current Telehealth Tools
  • Centralized vs Decentralized Telehealth
  • Hospital to Home


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of telehealth


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Wendy Deibert, SVP Clinical Solutions, Consultancy and Business Development

Wendy Deibert joined Yorktel as the SVP of Clinical Solutions in March of 2018. As SVP of Clinical Solutions, Consultancy, and Business Development at Caregility, she assists vendors, health systems, and clinicians across the US and internationally to integrate virtual care into their products, systems, and care delivery models. Wendy spent 34 years in nursing as a bedside critical care nurse, manager, senior consultant, operations manager, and vice president. As the vice president of telehealth services, Wendy played an integral role in building Mercy Virtual, the first hospital with no patients that enables 160+ clinicians caring for patients remotely 24/7.

Pete McLain, Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Business Development

Pete McLain joined Yorktel in 2014 as the SVP of Healthcare to provide leadership to Yorktel’s growing product and solution focus in the healthcare market. He is a pioneer, innovator, and leader in the field of telehealth video and communications solutions with 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Pete has served in various strategic, business development, and sales leadership positions at healthcare technology manufacturers such as Rubbermaid Healthcare, CPort Solutions, Johnson & Johnson, DePuy, and Zimmer. Having successfully guided the incubation of the healthcare division at Yorktel, Pete now leads overall strategy at Caregility, driving innovation, value, and business expansion in the healthcare market.

Mike Brandofino, Jr., Product Marketing Manager

Mike Brandofino, Jr. has over 5 years of product marketing experience in telehealth solutions between his time with Yorktel and Caregility. Mike was part of the healthcare team that developed and launched the Caregility Virtual Care Platform and was a member of the founding group that was spun-off to form Caregility as its own company in 2019.  As the Product Marketing Manager with Caregility, Mike is responsible for product communications for Caregility’s entire suite of software, integrations, and Access Point of Care Systems (APS).

Donna Gudmestad, Clinical Program Manager

Donna Gudmestad serves as a Clinical Program Manager and Clinical Product Owner of mobile technology with Caregility. Donna has 30+ years of nursing experience and 14+ years of telemedicine operational and implementation experience. Prior to Caregility, she has served as a bedside clinician, clinical manager, director of operations and director of implementation. Donna earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and Master of Health Leadership from Western Governors University. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Telemedicine Association.

Irene Goliash, Clinical Program Manager

Irene Goliash is a Clinical Program Manager with the Caregility Clinical Solutions team. She is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of experience.  She has been in the healthcare information field for more than twenty years with demonstrated proficiency in clinical transformation, critical care nursing, consulting, program management, and product life cycle. Prior to Caregility, she was at Philips Healthcare where she was responsible for clinical implementation, training, on-going support, and consultation for the TeleICU Program.



Irene Goliash, Clinical Program Manager


  • Challenges and then Opportunities of COVID 19
    • Healthcare Challenges
    • Non-Traditional Solutions
    • Opportunities for Telehealth


Pete McLainChief Strategy Officer and SVP of Business Development


  • An Overview of Telehealth Programs
    • 3 Macro Trends Born Out of COVID 19
    • 4 Quadrants of Telehealth
    • 5 Rights of Patient Access


Donna GudmestadClinical Program Manager


  • Deciding on a Telehealth Solution
    • New Decision Drivers in a Pandemic
    • Why Telehealth and Mobile Solutions?
    • Front Line Successes Mobile Use Cases


Wendy DeibertSVP Clinical Solutions, Consultancy and Business Development


  • Pain Points and Key Practices for Any Telehealth Solution
    • Interoperability Key to Information Exchange
    • Ease of Use Key to Adoption
    • Seamless Experience Key to Improved Outcomes


Mike Brandofino, Jr.Product Marketing Manager


  • Ensuring Growth and Sustainability of Telehealth Programs
    • Universal Platform for all Telehealth Programs
    • Cloud versus On Premise Solutions
    • Proactive Monitoring and Data Reporting

Date & Time:

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Clinical Professionals
  • Chiefs of Medicine
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Physicians
  • Chief Nursing Officers
  • Clinical Care Managers
  • Clinical Coordinators
  • Chief Medical Information Officers
  • Patient Quality and Safety Officers
  • Medical Directors
  • Directors of Population Health Management
  • Electronic Health Records Managers
  • Privacy & Security Officers
  • C-Suite Executives



Wendy DeibertSVP Clinical Solutions, Consultancy and Business Development
Pete McLainChief Strategy Officer and SVP of Business Development
Mike Brandofino, Jr.Product Marketing Manager
Donna GudmestadClinical Program Manager
Irene GoliashClinical Program Manager



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